Examination Centres and Bus Services inconvenience to several Plus Two Students

Examination Centres and Bus Services inconvenience to several Plus Two Students

Inadequate examination centres and bus services caused inconvenience to several Plus Two students who appeared for their exmamination on the first day on Monday.

Principal of a school in Tiruvallur district said the government had allotted around 1,000 students for taking the examination in his school. The staff found it difficult to accomodate the students properly.

“The government has been increasing the allotment of students to our school at least by 100 every year.

At least we have enough furniture, otherwise we would have had to ask the schools (to which the students belonged) to bring furniture’ said the principal.

Geetha, parent of a student, said several students in an examination centre in the city were made to sit in the school canteen and take their test for want of space.

School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the Government had increased the number of centres.

About rejection of applications of several schools for making them exam centres, he said: “There are several criteria for making a school an examination centre. Further, increasing the number of centres would require more manpower.”

Meanwhile, students of several schools appealed to the State to operate more bus services to examination centres during morning hours to enable them to reach the venue on time.

There are several centres where students of more than ten schools appear for their exams. This forced a large number of students to take buses.

MTC Joint MD B Ramanathan said he would look into the matter.